It worked! We make corn on the cob that slid right out of the husk, no shucking needed!
This wasn’t the first time I tried this. A few weeks ago I watched a video where it appeared all they did was cut the bottom of the cob off and the corn slid right out. Could it really be that easy?! Could I and most of the humanity I know really have wasted so much of our time shucking corn when we could have been merely sliding it out of the husk?!
So I got out my DSLR camera and went outside to capture the wonder of this discovery.
That corn wasn’t sliding out. It wasn’t getting shaking out. Shucks, It wasn’t even getting pulled out!
And so I went back to shucking.
I do have a little confession. When I say I watched a video, I mean exactly that. I watched it. I didn’t hear it. I never turned my volume on! So… it’s not like I actually heard the directions or read them or anything. And that means I missed a key piece in the process that I have since learned: You have to cook the corn first.
This is still an insanely easy and delicious way to cook and prepare corn. The directions I saw were for cooking your corn in the oven for 30 mins at 350, husks on. But because it’s still summer and I like to grill everything and grilled corn tastes amazing and I didn’t want to heat up my kitchen with the oven: we grilled our corn and then slid it out of the husks! (Of course, I didn’t pull out my nice camera this time. Probably because I was incredulous that it would actually work! But it did. And these phone captured beauties are the pics I have to prove it.)
Husks on, lay your corn on the grill over medium heat.
It’s not an exact science but I’d say leave it on for about 15-20 mins. Husks will be a bit charred, but the corn inside shouldn’t be! Just a nice golden yellow…
Then remove the corn from the grill, and use a sharp knife to cut through the bottom of cob.
Then slide that perfectly cooked cob out of husk!
Click below for the 20 second video proof of the process:
Corn on the Cob VIDEO
Happy Labor Day, friends! May it be filled with summer weather, friends and family, very little labor, and lots of corn on the cob!